Diane ST-JACQUES

ST-JACQUES, Diane

Personal Data

Party
Liberal
Constituency
Shefford (Quebec)
Birth Date
May 16, 1953
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_St-Jacques
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=354dac59-8dac-4e3f-ba44-5dc318e04bd7&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
advertising consultant, public relations consultant

Parliamentary Career

June 2, 1997 - September 11, 2000
PC
  Shefford (Quebec)
September 12, 2000 - October 22, 2000
LIB
  Shefford (Quebec)
November 27, 2000 - May 23, 2004
LIB
  Shefford (Quebec)
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources Development (January 13, 2003 - December 11, 2003)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 48 of 49)


November 5, 1997

Ms. Diane St-Jacques

Mr. Speaker, I think in my speech—I am not sure the member was here earlier—I mentioned that we preferred the option of joint custody, with both parents having access.

Should one of the parents be unable to care for the child, then things would be different. But our preference goes to joint custody.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Parenting Arrangements
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November 5, 1997

Ms. Diane St-Jacques

Mr. Speaker, I am not saying that Quebec is not able to provide the same rights to children. What I am saying is that these issues could perhaps be raised before the committee. I think today's debate concerns the establishment of a joint committee to try to find ways to improve the situation for children. That is what I am saying, and we can raise these issues before the committee and perhaps they can be decided there.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Parenting Arrangements
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November 5, 1997

Ms. Diane St-Jacques (Shefford, PC)

Mr. Speaker, I am very sad for those to whom this happens, but this is precisely the kind of problems that could be brought to the joint committee so that a solution can be sought.

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   Parenting Arrangements
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November 4, 1997

Ms. Diane St-Jacques (Shefford, PC)

Mr. Speaker, my question is to the Minister of Justice, who was kind enough to reply to my question yesterday, even if it was directed to the Minister of National Revenue.

Bill C-41 authorizes Cabinet to establish guidelines on child support payments. The courts refer to these when making child support orders, for instance to determine the amount to be paid to the parent with custody.

If the government has authority to establish guidelines governing orders, why are judges awarding today smaller benefits than those that were awarded after taxes under the old law? How can the government accept and justify such practices?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Child Support Payments
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November 3, 1997

Ms. Diane St-Jacques (Shefford, PC)

Mr. Speaker, the former Minister of Justice told the Senate committee that tax changes provide Ottawa with additional revenue. This means that the children of divorced parents have less, but the government has more.

Can the Minister of National Revenue tell the House how much money divorced families are now giving the Minister of Finance and explain to us how these changes actually help children?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Taxation
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